Farmer's Daughter
Lyrics Crystal Bowersox

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Halfway to crazy, not far from sane
Oh, I'm f*ckin' sick and tired of all your games
All I ever wanted was you to take care of me
Honor thy mother, oh and father too
But I know there ain't no way in hell that God mentioned you
All I ever wanted was you to be there for me
And all I ever needed was you to be here for me

This time is the last time you're gonna see us around
Oh, this was your last chance to prove you wouldn't let me down
So go on, get going and get away from here
All alone is how you're gonna spend the rest of your years
Cause I'm no farmer's daughter anymore, mommy dear.

I remember back in high school, my brothers and me
Will he put his head through the door to find clarity?
And you'd come home with bourbon breath, Jack in the air
And when you broke my bones I told the school I fell down the stairs
All I ever wanted was you to be there for me
All I ever needed was you to be here for me

This time is the last time you're gonna see us around
Oh, this was your last chance to prove you wouldn't let me down, oh
So go on, get going and get away from here
All alone is how you're gonna spend the rest of your pathetic years

Cause I'm no farmer's daughter anymore
I ain't no farmer's daughter anymore
No farmer's daughter anymore, mommy dear
Oh, mommy dear

Song facts

"Farmer's Daughter" is a song by American Idol Season 9 runner-up Crystal Bowersox from her post-Idol debut Farmer's Daughter. The first single of the album was to be "Hold On", though Crystal Bowersox insisted that "Farmer's Daughter" be the debut single. The song's music video was released on December 15, 2010, a day after the album's release.

Despite mixed reviews for the album in general, the lead single received mostly positive reviews. The Chicago Tribune says "the album finds its stride with the title song, a brutally plainspoken and poignant portrayal of childhood abuse."

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